Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

Climate change deepens global hunger with 821 million people undernourished
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN partner agencies (IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO) have just published the 2018 edition of TheState of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. This year, the annual report focuses on the importance of building climate resilience for food... Read more
Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haul
Malaysia has seized rhinoceros horns worth nearly $12 million bound for Vietnam, in its largest haul of such contraband, officials said on Monday. Wildlife experts say Malaysia is a major transit point for the illegal trafficking of endangered species to other Asian countries. Officials acting on a tip-off seized... Read more
McDan to plant 1 million trees in Ghana
McDan Foundation ,founded by Ghanaian business magnate Mr Daniel McKorley is to plant one million trees across the country as part his contribution to replenish Ghana’s depleting forest cover which will ostensibly  tackle negative impact of Climate Change . Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover... Read more
Government needs US$400 million to clean Ankobra River
  The government has estimated US$400 million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the Ankobra River in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private... Read more
Electronic waste reaches record high of 45 million tons
Only 20 percent of electronic waste was recycled in 2016, despite 67 nations having e-waste legislation. Electronic waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tons in 2021. Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tons worldwide in 2016, a United Nations-backed study showed on Wednesday. The weight of... Read more
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more
Climate Change to Affect 10 Million Americans by 2075, CBO Warns
By Christopher Flavelle Mobile homes in a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Sept. 12, 2017. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Ten million Americans will be “substantially affected” by climate change by 2075, causing government disaster spending to jump, the Congressional Budget Office projected Thursday. But, instead of trying to cut... Read more
Implementation of anti-galamsey plan to cost $150 million
Government’s proposed solution to ending the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey in the country will cost about $150 million. This was captured in the much hyped Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document put together by the governing New Patriotic Party in its anti-galamsey efforts. In the 66-page... Read more
Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more
Groups demand the over GHC100 million accrued from environmental tax
    The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association and the Environmental Service Providers Association have asked the government to release the over GHC100 million accrued under the Environmental Excise Tax since it was established in 2013. “One and a half years ago, our enquiries at the Ghana Revenue Authority and... Read more